MA Creative Writing / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
- Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.
- Number of places/applicants
Please note that we receive a large amount of applications for this course each year. You are advised to apply early in order to avoid disappointment.
- How to apply
Please refer to the following School page regarding subject-specific requirements. These are in addition to the basic prerequisites as shown under entry requirements:
For references, please email the following link to your referees:
They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.
Please use the Online Application Form to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.
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- Engage with practicing writers, leading editors and agents.
- Become part of a network of alumni that includes Sophie Hannah, Susan Barker, Chris Killen, Rebecca Perry, Jess Moor and Joey Connolly.
- Learn from a distinguished team that includes novelists Jeanette Winterson CBE, Ian McGuire, Beth Underdown and Kamila Shamsie, and poets John McAuliffe, Frances Leviston, Vona Groarke and Michael Schmidt.
- Discover the rich literary fabric of Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature, through our Literature Live reading series and partners such as Manchester Literature Festival, The Manchester Review, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and local publishers.
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our taught master's open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of School awards and Subject-specific bursaries (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year. Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the School's funding page where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.
The Manchester Postgraduate Scholarship of Academic Excellence offers up to 100 fee waiver scholarships worth £2,000 each to high-achieving undergraduates from any UK University with an offer to study a Master's degree in the School.
For University of Manchester graduates, the Manchester Alumni Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2019 entry.
The Manchester Master's Bursary is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.Postgraduate 1+3 funding is available from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for students to pursue postgraduate study through a master's (one year) leading into a PhD (3 years). It requires a project proposal as part of the application. Information is available here:
- Academic department
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- PG Taught Admissions
- +44 (0)161 275 0322
- +44 (0)161 275 3098
- Academic department overview
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